Harder Votes to Pass COVID-19 Package Bringing Direct Checks & and More Than $340 Million to Central Valley

March 10, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Rep. Josh Harder (CA-10) voted to pass the final version of the American Rescue Plan currently on its way to President Biden’s desk. The package includes a round of $1,400 direct stimulus checks, more than $190 million for Stanislaus County and its cities, and more than $180 million for San Joaquin County and its cities. The package’s child tax credit is expected to lift 40% of the nation’s kids out of poverty, including tens of thousands in the Central Valley. California, as a whole, is set to receive approximately $15 billion in K-12 funding as well, millions of which will go to schools in Central Valley. This funding will have an immediate impact in reopening our schools as quickly and safely as possible.


“My job is to deliver for Central Valley families and that’s exactly what we’ve done today. This package gets money in bank accounts, vaccines in arms, kids safely in schools, and businesses back to work,” said Rep. Harder. “With direct stimulus checks, child tax credits, turbocharged vaccine production and distribution, important new investments in our counties and cities, and new funds to open our schools safely, this bill is the investment our community deserves.”


In the coming weeks, Rep. Harder will highlight the many provisions in the American Rescue Plan that will have direct impacts on families, workers, and small businesses in Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties. For more information on the package’s impact and Rep. Harder’s upcoming events, contact Andrew at Andrew.Mamo@mail.house.gov.


Below is a breakdown of the new funds heading directly to counties and cities in the Central Valley. All totals are approximate.


Approximate New Funds to Counties



New Funding

Stanislaus County


San Joaquin County



Approximate New Funds to Cities


Stanislaus County

New Funding

San Joaquin County

New Funding